Flagstone is a term used to describe flat pieces of stone that have been quarried and cut into various thicknesses. Flagstone landscaping rocks include quartzite, slates, and sandstones. These landscaping rocks are perfect for creating stone patios, stone pathways, and more. This product is sold by weight.
NOTE: Product availability will vary by location. Color/sizing may vary by load, so please view product samples. All sizing is approximate.
When flagstone is quarried it is cut into a variety of thicknesses, each supporting a different use. Below is a brief description of the standard cuts available. NOTE: Not all styles are available in every cut.
Thickness: 1.5" Minus - Thin flagstone is normally used in instances where the stone will be placed over a concrete slab and mortared into place. This is due to the thin thickness of this style of flagstone, which could easily break if set in sand. Thin flagstone is great for stone patios, stairs, and walkways. When looking at price per square foot, you will get significantly more thin flagstone than regular flagstone for the same price.
Thickness: 1"–2.5" - Regular flagstone is traditionally set in sand or DG. An underlaying concrete slab is usually not needed as this flagstone can normally stand up to regular foot traffic. Regular flagstone can be used when creating natural stone pathways, stepping stones through gardens, or other decorative features. Regular flagstone comes in large sheets of stone.
Thickness: 1"–2.5"; Smaller Pieces - Patio grade flagstone is basically regular flagstone, but that has broken up into smaller, easy to handle pieces. Patio grade flagstone is normally less expensive than the regular style flagstone in the same color. Ideal for projects or designs that require many smaller pieces of stone (not large sheets).
Thickness: 1.5"-4"; Weathered Look - Tumbled flagstone has been tumbled to give it a soft-edged, weathered look. Tumbled flagstone is normally available in larger thicknesses than other cuts as the tumbling process can be quite rough, requiring a thicker stone to stand up to it. As far as cost is concerned, tumbled flagstone can be on the higher end.
Prefabricated interlocking sections of stone - Flagmats are precut pieces of quality natural stone affixed to mesh backing for easy handling and installation. Flagmats fits together similar to a puzzle, reducing time and difficulty of installation. Each flagmat covers 5.38 sqft.
All Natural Stone Products Are Non-returnable, Non-refundable, and Non-exchangeable.
Natural stone is a random product of nature and therefore includes considerable variations and "imperfections" such as color range, veining, texture, size, and cleft. These “imperfections” are responsible for creating the overall look and feel of each stone's individual style. While natural stone is considered to be a durable material, there are several factors that can influence the erosion, weathering, alteration, and decay of all natural stone materials. These factors include, but are not limited to:
Dissolution - A process where some minerals are dissolved in water.
Oxidation or “Rusting” - A process when iron-bearing minerals are exposed to high temperatures, moisture, or oxygen.
Spalling/Flaking - Caused by Freeze/Thaw, Thermal Expansion, Wetting & Drying or exposure to Salts.
All natural stone products are sold “AS IS”. There is no warranty of any kind expressed or implied. This is including, but not limited to the merchantability, fitness or suitability for a particular purpose. As such, the installation or use of natural stone products constitutes acceptance, thereby releasing RCP Block & Brick from any and all claims.